Financial Economics Major

Financial Economics Major

St. Kate's financial economics major — available in the traditional (Day) and Evening/Weekend/Online format — gives you a solid theoretical grounding and practical business and finance knowledge.

Choose this major if you are interested in a career in the financial sector, including banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment, trusts and securities analysis.

Below is a sample course plan. Upon admission, you will work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interests.


Year 1

Fall

  • MATH 1070: Finite Mathematics
  • CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
  • ENGL: English literature course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*

Spring

  • ECON 2250: Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business
  • LANG: Foreign language course*
  • THEO: Theology course*
  • HIST: History course*

Year 2

Fall

  • ECON 2610: Microeconomics
  • ACCT 2110: Financial Accounting
  • ART/MUS: Fine arts course*
  • BIO/CHEM: Lab science course*

Spring

  • ECON 2620: Macroeconomics
  • ACCT 2130: Managerial Accounting
  • PHIL: Philosophy course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*

Year 3

Fall

  • CSCI 1060: Introduction to Computers or CSCI 1110: Algorithms and Computer Programming I
  • ECON 3350: Money and Banking
  • THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
  • Elective

Spring

  • ECON 3460: Global Financial Issues
  • CRST/WOST: Critical studies of race and ethnicity or women's studies course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*
  • Elective

Year 4

Fall

  • ECON 3480: International Economics
  • CORE 1000: Global Search for Justice*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring

  • ECON 3650: Investment Theory
  • ECON 3500: Managerial Economics
  • Elective
  • Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).


Writing requirement

Financial economics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing at least one writing-intensive course in economics. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses:

  • CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman
  • CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice and
  • Any other writing-intensive course in this or another department.